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Astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore dies, aged 89

BBC News:

British astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore has died, aged 89, his friends and colleagues have said.

He “passed away peacefully at 12:25 BST this afternoon” at his home in Selsey, West Sussex, they said in a statement.

Sir Patrick presented the BBC programme The Sky At Night for over 50 years, making him the longest-running host of the same television show ever.

Some of you may remember him from The Sky At Night whilst others will remember him for being the “Games Master” on the 1990s television show (the first to be specifically dedicated to video games) GamesMaster.

Sir Patrick Moore is the british equivalent of Carl Sagan and will be sorely missed.